Halo (song)

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"Halo"
Song by Beyoncé Knowles
from the album I Am... Sasha Fierce
ReleasedJanuary 20, 2009
Recorded2008
Genre
Length4:21
LabelColumbia Records
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Beyoncé
  • Ryan Tedder
Beyoncé Knowles singles chronology
"If I Were a Boy" / "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)"
(2008)
"Halo"
(2009)

"Halo" is a song by American R&B singer Beyoncé Knowles. It was written by Ryan Tedder, Evan Bogart and Knowles for her third studio album, I Am... Sasha Fierce. In the United States, the song was released on January 20, 2009 as the album's fourth single. Even before its official release the song debuted on the Billboard Pop 100 at number 87.

The song mentions Beyoncé's husband Jay-Z. It was a successful song worldwide, reaching the Top 10 in several countries.

Background[change | change source]

Ryan Tedder wrote the song for Leona Lewis to sing. However, in an interview, Leona Lewis stated that she did not have the time to record the track for her album and felt that it better suited Beyoncé.

The video premiered exclusively on iTunes on December 23, at the same time as the music video for "Diva".